Less Than a Week Post Implantation and Already Wanting to Explant - Madison, WI

I got my implants on 2/28/13 and HATE them. I got...

I got my implants on 2/28/13 and HATE them. I got 425cc's in both breasts (which is weird b/c i have assymetry and he said he would put more in the smaller one, so the bigger one still looks bigger) I have gone through the emotional roller coaster and am still not happy with them. I know they will change with time but they aren't going to get smaller and that's what i don't like about them. I also have double bubble under both breasts and i will not be getting a revision....I WANT THEM OUT OF ME!! I don't have my first post-op appt with my PS until this coming monday b/c he went on vacation days after my surgery. I can only imagine what he is going to say:(

I thought that this is what i wanted but they are just way too big for me. I want them out before they ruin my breasts:( I wish i could have just loved my old breasts:(

I have heard from others that have used my PS that he may require me to wait until the 3 month mark and that is not what I want to hear. I feel that if i wait they will just stretch my skin more. I am not sure how much it will cost either.......

If he refuses to do it before the 3 month mark should i try and see if another PS will do it? I'm sure I will end up paying more if i go to another PS though.......

I hate that I put myself in this position in the first place....Grrr.......live and learn i guess.

Today is my first post op appt. I am uploading...

Today is my first post op appt. I am uploading some pics from last night so you can see how bad the under the breast looks:(

I had my first post op yesturyday and my PS says...

I had my first post op yesturyday and my PS says what is going on under my breasts is the old crease. He said it takes time for the implants to stretch that out to the new crease, which is what is giving it the double bubble look. So....I am back to waiting the full 3 months to see if it fixes itself. He said that it usually does fix itself in time....USUALLY:( I keep going back and forth still......a part of me wants them out now but another part of me wants to wait and see how they turn out. If it weren't for the t-rex arm restrictions and the band i think i would like them much better and since those things are temporary I am hoping i like them once those restrictions are lifted. Only time will tell:(
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just came across your page and it caught my interest. My thoughts (but of course im not a doc lol) would be to wait the 3 months.That gives you time to heal, i know mine took at least a year to completely settle, but you will know for sure in 3 months what you want :) I would say if you fully hated them now then youd probably hate them in 3 months :) Since your still on the fence id wait it out :) Thats just my thoughts :) i pretty much new as soon as i got mine i didnt like them but of course i went down a crazy journey just like a lot of these women on here have also done ,From exchanging them a couple times. to smashing them down with extra small sports bras LOL!! If you decide to take them out and your still uncomfortable with the 2 different sizes you should look into fat transfer.There is some women on her that have done that and they look amazing! But again always do your homework and check everything out including your doc :) BIG SOFT HUGS :D
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Thank you for your kind words! I will for sure be waiting the full 3 months. I still go back and forth. Some days they seem fine to me and others they seem HUGE. I am not getting very much sleep b/c i cannot sleep on my tummy and it's uncomfortable to sleep on my sides still. I think i'm just not used to them yet:( How long does that take??!! Thanks again!
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They will change over time, they will "drop" which some perceive as sagging, not sure that's the change you'd want either. 425cc is very big, unless you told your PS you wanted DDD breast, I don't know why he went so big. What size were you before? I'm sorry you're going through all of this :(
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He went 425 in the right and 450 in the left b/c that one was smaller. I was a B on the left breast and nearly a C in the right breast. Which is why i had the surgery, to correct the size difference. I could never find a bra that fit both breasts:( I told him i wanted to be a full D but i have a feeling i will be a DD atleast.
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I can understand wanting to even them out a bit, it would be frustrating to not be able to find a bra that fits. Things will soften up over time and those issues may be resolved. I'm not sure how/why but implants usually seem about 10% smaller after the first year. When I look at pics from when I first got mine until now, they do look a lot different, so yes, things will change. I guess at this point you can just wait and see. Even if you wait another year and are unhappy and want explant, your skin will probably bounce back. Not sure how the new crease will respond, but I'm sure all will be good. And if you learn to love them, then you won't have to worry about an explant for hopefully a good long while :) happy healing and I hope you find the answer that is right for you!
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and you will def be at least a DD lol.. I had 34B and 350cc made me a very full D (presently a DD, guess I've grown over the years lol).
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I am sure I will be. My goal was to be able to find bra's easier.....that probably won't happen and it looks like i will have to spend more on the ones i am able to find.....oh well. It's an excuse to own some VS bra's i guess! I don't own any b/c they are too expensive but i don't know too many places that sell DD's.
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With my first set of implants I got a severe double infection and they had to be removed in under two weeks. I was very sick. The relief was immediate and, though my skin was looser, I didn't have any significant issues due to having them removed soon. I did have a muscle issue where one side of the muscle either dissolved or became unattatched to the center of my chest. But that was either from the infection or the surgeons techniques. I wish I could have been happy with myself then and not gotten more put in...live and learn I guess.
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I'm sorry you had problems with them so early on:( Are you explanting yours?
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Surgery is scheduled and paid for on thur the 21st, but I'm still on the fence I suppose! I haven't had a whole lot of problems, they are just too big and hanging and bras are hard to find that fit. And I don't like the idea of a silent rupture or lots of MRI's. No one understands except you girls and my husband (he tries but doesn't totally get it). My PS said that they will not be pretty, and that my body will be out of proportion and my tummy will look bigger. He said my nipples will be lower (don't seem to see that here?). He said he wouldn't do it if it were him. He said he does 150 augments a year and 1 explant a year. Sounds like he is just about like every other PS. He is the most affordable around here and I do think he is a good surgeon. It's just hard to feel so alone in the decision. Also my mom and sisters don't understand at all.
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I feel you. I got breast implants almost 3 months ago. It blows my mind that I did this to myself. How I could have rationalized that running, weightlifting, hugging my children o natural wasn't as important as having large breasts. 1 percent of the day they are worth it. 99 percent they are uncomfortable, heavy, and very noticeable. My comfort and peace of mind are worth an explant. You had nice breasts before. My breasts were messed up before and i miss them! The money is gone just be comfortable being who you want to be. Experience is the name we give our mistakes. Make it right and listen to your heart. Good luck:)
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Thank you very much for your kind words! I will be waiting and seeing how they settle to decide whether to take them out. I think a part of me always will want them out, even if they look wonderful. Are you getting yours out?
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I agree they suck. At the same time I did just pay 6300 for them and it's 2000 to have them removed. Due to a tax error we just don't have the cash to pay right now. After talking to a friend,who had hers done, apparently regret and depression is pretty common after this procedure. I think it's unfair for the doctor not to warn you of this to be better prepared. Anyway she was near suicidal about her decision but After 6 months she loves them. I'll give them time to get used to them. After all my pre boobs were totally different sizes from each other and very sad looking. Nothing like most of the boobs you see that are just slightly deflated or smaller. I'll give it some time. Good luck.
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I just want to let you know that I felt the same when I first had them done 11 months ago so I know what you are going though. I remember feeling panicked about my breasts being ruined and skin stretched by the implants. But I know now that women have them removed sometimes after many years and they look good. Try to be patient. Wait at least 6 months ( that is what I was told by another implant woman I spoke to). You must have thought long and hard before doing this so you have got to give it some time before you make a rushed decision. If you decide to explant them in a few months time your breasts will go back to their original shape. You never know when everything has settled and you have recovered fully you might end up liking them. I am happy now and even though it was so hard at first I have no regrets. Good luck with which ever decision you make.
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Oh gosh I really feel for hou. i loved mine for years but as I got older I really hated that I wasnt natural. I explanted 3 months ag - after 23 years! & could not be happier that theyre out of me! i had capsular contraction in both (saline textured u der the muscle). i had areola incisions originLly (in crease incisions for explant) & they have sunken in & under a little at the old areola incision scar - which is my only complaint. spoke to PS yesterday & that can be fixed with a snip of the scar tissue & a little fat transfer. But im going to wait 12 months to see if they recover on their own as they have improved a little with time. It is totally your decision lovely but I want to say You were NOT small before implant! Your breasts looked great! Tey also look good with the implants. Take your time - and wait til you feel very clear about your decision. I must say tho I now loooooove my smaller natural booboes! And it is so great to be able 59 hug people again without big lumos pressing up against people! ;o). Good luck!! :o) xx
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Thank you very much for your kind words!
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Thank you! I will be waiting and seeing!
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I feel for you. It is so hard to not get the results we expected and think of the damage, time wasted, and money spent. You are not alone! I think your breasts will heal up fine wether you get them out now or wait the 3 months. Best of luck. I will be following your story. ((Hugs))
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Thank you for your kind words!
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I'm sorry you're so unhappy with your implants. The double bubble shouldn't be happening, so please do contact your surgeon about that if nothing else.

Keep us posted!

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i will be seeing him on monday......not sure what he will say.
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HI busymom55 , I can so relate to your post. I felt/feel exactly the same as you when I had mine done 5 weeks ago. Mine look a lot bigger on my frame than I expected/wanted, I hate them. I am having to wait till 3 months till I can get the things out. I am 100% sure I will not change my mind. Just thought I would let you kow your not the only person to have felt like this after a BA, your not alone. xxx
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Thank you! I keep going back and forth with mine. I will be giving myself 3 months before i decide. Right now my right breast is way lower than my left breast and b/c of the double bubble i'm not sure if that will fix itself. I am beginning to not mind them as much except for this one hiccup. If it drops and they look my even i may keep them for a while. I still don't like having them in there but I promised my hubby i would give them a chance....since they weren't cheap. When will you be 3 months post op? I hope everything works out for you!
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Youve probably had people say it to you already, but if you 'going back and forth' then maybe its best you keep them in for a minimum of 3 months. I was told by my surgeon he would take them out, but only after 3 months because its not good to have a general anesthetic again so soon, and to make sure I was 100% sure its what I wanted. I am. i didnt think I liked the way my little boobs looked, but really miss them. I hate these things in me. The way I see it Ive paid a fortune to like them more and I like them even less, mine are def coming out! Wish I hadnt done it I really do, I will be 3 months PO around end of April, which I am hoping is when my op is for explant. Thanks for responding, I hope you make the best decision for YOU, and your ok. The only part of my body I thought I disliked about myself was my boobs. I actually think now I was aiming for perfection and felt cr*p about my small boobs from years of other people, male and female making comments about them. Now I relise beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and boobs are the be all and end all! xxx
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If you don't like them now you won't like them more later. You have not had them long enough to worry about looking deformed if you get them out right away. I had mine 13 years and have had weight gain and I am more than happy with how my explant has turned out. I am eight days out from my surgery and getting better each day. I had 550cc's is each so my skin was stretched even more than yours would be. From your pictures your breasts look great but that is not the point, you don't like them and you are the only one who gets to decide if you are happy or not. Keep us posted on how you are doing and what your PS says once he returns from vacation. I have hears other stories how people have had something go not right and the doc was away for weeks! I have made a note to myself never book any procedure when the doc is just about to go on vacation! Ya just never know!
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